, Gig announcement roundup: Little Green Cars, Oxjam Takeover, Lisa O’Neill, Beardyman, Erol Alkan, Liars & more.

Oxfam on Francis Street will host a takeover by three of the curators reprising their Oxjam at Electric Picnic roles this weekend. Friday.Homebeat, Abner Brown and State.ie will host Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively with the lineup featuring Elephant, Floor Staff, Let’s Set Sail & Ye Vagabonds (Friday); Soldiers Can’t Dance, Jemson Green, We went Down (Saturday); Booka Brass Band, Rocstrong, Come On Live Long and Amidships (Sunday).

Tickets are €6 a night or €12 for a weekend. BYOB too. Oxjam started in 2006 and has raised over £2 million. You can donate here.

Facebook event.


Beardyman plays Opium Rooms on Saturday November 8th. Tickets Earlybird €15 and general prices are €20 from www.tickets.ie & Wav tickets. He also plays Cypress Avenue, Cork the night before.


Hidden Agenda are bringing Erol Alkan over along with Ghost Culture to Opium Rooms on Saturday October 25th for a late show. Tickets €10 plus fees on sale from RA.


U:mack are bringing the idiosyncratic rock band Liars to Dublin for a Button Factory show on Bank Holiday Sunday October 26th. Tickets are €18 from www.tickets.ie/umack.


More for Halloween?

Abstract presents a Groove Armada DJ set at Opium Rooms, Dublin on Friday October 31st, 2014. Tickets from €20 via Resident Advisor + Fatsoma.


Dub legend Mad Professor has an Irish tour coming up in late November. The dates are Wednesday 26th November in Cyprus Avenue, Cork (Tickets €17/20); Thursday 27th November in Monroes Live, Galway (Tickets €17/20); Friday 28th November in Button Factory, Dublin (€17/€20). Support from Mama Kasbah on all dates.


Harmonic have booked the lead singer of The Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser on Monday November 10th at The Sugar Club, Dublin. Tickets €22 plus fee from Ticketmaster.ie.


Is there any chance Mark Kozelek’s stupid beef with War On Drugs won’t define his year? Maybe by Tuesday December 9th, when Sun Kil Moon play Button Factory with emphasis on the acclaimed album Benji. Tickets are €24.50 plus fees on sale tomorrow from Ticketmaster.


Christmas gigs are starting to roll in…

Lisa O’Neill plays two Christmas gigs: at Triskel Christchurch, Cork, December 13th and Dublin Unitarian Church, December 19th. Tickets are €15 on sale from Thursday 9am from Ticketmaster.


Little Green Cars have a Christmas tour to close out their two-year touring schedule around their successful debut. The dates announced are are a big standing Dublin show followed by piano / acoustic tour of theatres.

December 14 – Vicar Street, Dublin (€22 on sale Thursday at 9am from Ticketmaster)
Dec 15th Town Hall Theatre, Galway (seated show)
Dec 17th Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge (seated show)
Dec 19th Glór, Ennis (seated show)
Dec 20th The Set Theatre, Kilkenny (seated show)
Dec 22nd The Everyman Theatre, Cork (seated show)
Dec 23rd Theatre Royal, Waterford (seated show)
Dec 28th The Pavilion Theatre, DLR (seated show)